From Pioneer Woman Cooks
1 whole large onion
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon(scant) salt
1/4 teaspoon (to 1/2 teaspoon) cayenne pepper
1 quart (to 2 quarts) canola oil
Black pepper to taste
1. Slice onion very thin. Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk and soak for at least an hour.
2. Combine dry ingredients and set aside
3. Heat oil to 375 degrees
4. Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tap to shake off excess, and plunge into hot oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown to a plate with paper towels.
5. Repeat until all onions have been cooked.
I made another batch of these and I used one teaspoon Southwestern Chipotle Seasoning instead of the Cayenne pepper and reduced the salt to two teaspoons. MMM good:)
I can't wait to try these onion strings for topping my Macaroni and Cheese, Tuna Casserole, and Green Bean Casserole.
They are also great for snacking.
|Sliced Onions In Baking Dish|
|Sliced Onions In Buttermilk|
|Flour, Salt, Southwestern Chipotle Seasoning, Black Pepper|
|Onion Slices In Flour Mixture|
|Coating the Onions|